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OSHA Reference Guide: What You Need to Know in Healthcare, Second Edition

Your source for essential information on new, updated, and existing OSHA standards for healthcare facilities

Avoid OSHA fines and make your facility safer with this indispensable compliance guide

This completely updated manual provides information on exactly what you need to know to comply with more than 35 healthcare-specific OSHA standards. From bloodborne pathogens to personal protective equipment, this handy guide is packed with compliance-focused material—translated from OSHA jargon into plain English.

Quickly and confidently navigate the OSHA requirements

This fully revised manual now reviews more than 35 OSHA standards and outlines major points in an easy-to-read format. Organized alphabetically by standard topic for convenient access, this compact reference is equally useful for finding answers to specific questions or for a fast overview of current standards.

Comprehensive, but not overwhelming

Deciphering the full text of the OSHA standards can be a daunting task, so the editors of the OSHA Reference Guide include only the relevant compliance information for each standard. They digest cumbersome regulations into clear headings and bulleted lists, and arrange them alphabetically to deliver right-to-the-point information on exactly what you need to know to comply with the regulations that you come across daily.

All the latest developments at your fingertips

The Second Edition presents new information on the following topics:

  • OSHA best practices for hospital-based First Receivers of Victims guidelines
  • Workplace violence guidelines
  • New fit testing for respiratory protection
  • General duty clause violations
  • Record keeping since introduction of HIPAA and exemptions
  • Explanation and list of state-administered OSHA agencies
  • Emergency action and preparedness plan
  • An appendix on OSHA Standards training frequency
  • and much more!

For safety professionals in all healthcare facilities

Regardless of where you work—in a hospital, for a healthcare network, or in an ambulatory, long-term care, or physician practice setting—the OSHA Reference Guide will make your job easier. Simplify your compliance and stay on top of the most recent changes and developments with this vital "how-to" guide.

Prepare for OSHA hot spots

Keeping your facility safe for survey day is great, but it's not enough; you want to maximize safety every day. The OSHA Reference Guide is an essential tool to help you achieve this mission.

The OSHA Reference Guide contains everything you need to know, conveniently arranged in alphabetical order for rapid access

  • Acronyms and Abbreviations
  • Access to records
  • Air contaminants
  • Asbestos
  • Bloodborne pathogens
  • Compressed gases
  • Confined spaces
  • Construction/renovation
  • Electrical safety
  • Emergency plans
  • Emergency response/HAZWOPER
  • Employee health services
  • Ergonomics
  • Ethylene oxide
  • Exiting
  • Eye/face protection
  • Eyewash/emergency shower
  • Fire prevention and protection
  • Formaldehyde
  • General duty clause
  • Glutaraldehyde
  • Hazard communication standard
  • Hearing/noise exposure
  • Laboratory standards
  • Lasers
  • Laundry/housekeeping
  • Lead
  • Lockout/tagout
  • Machine guarding
  • Medical first aid
  • Mercury
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Radiation
  • Recordkeeping
  • Respiratory protection
  • Welding
  • Workplace violence prevention
  • Xylene
  • Appendix A: State occupational safety and health plans
  • Appendix B: OSHA Standards training frequency

Save time and effort with the practical information you'll find in the OSHA Reference Guide: What You Need to Know in Healthcare, Second Edition!

At a fraction of the cost of the typical OSHA fine, this dependable reference helps you protect both your facility and your colleagues. With HCPro's 30-day guarantee of a full, prompt, and polite refund if you are not completely satisfied, you have nothing to lose.

Order your copy of OSHA Reference Guide: What You Need to Know in Healthcare, Second Edition, today.

Published: October 2005